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Veteran of Wisconsin’s Iron Brigade asked former Confederates to fund monument at Forest Hills

After the death of Alice Whiting Waterman in 1897, Madison resident Hugh M. Lewis, who had been a captain in Company A of Wisconsin’s famed Iron Brigade, appealed to his Southern counterparts in Washington D.C., to raise money for a … Continue reading

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Reliving the past in Charleston, S.C.

[UPDATED with new photos] Researchers from the Blaska Policy Werkes are on the ground here in Charleston, South Carolina, birthplace of the Confederacy (1860-1865). This is an old city —  ancient by American standards — founded at the behest of the … Continue reading

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